Top 10 Books on Cars

 

The car was first designed in 1808 by Francois Issac De Rivaz. Later on, in 1885 Karl Benz developed petrol and gasoline-powered an automobile. Ample amount of books are written keeping cars its history as surroundings. Here, below mentioned are top 10 books on Cars and it’s history.

 

Drive On!

L.K.J set right created a very informative and provocative volume on how the car was built and on what demands Karl and Francois were forced to do such invention. It also discusses decade by decade updates and new technologies coming up in cars – from wooden wheels to automatic computer control. Some chapters tell what to wear and where to stop while driving a car. The social history of cars is nicely blended with philosophy and development of cars.

Read it For:
detailed and informative content given about the origin till latest innovation on cars.
Don't Read it For:
repetition of ideas which the author describes in an unstructured way.
What makes this book stand out?:
The love for cars is elegantly expressed by the author.

Go to Hell: Ford, Ferrari and their battle for speed and glory at Le Mans.

Henry Ford 2 came into his grandfather's business with a very little knowledge of business and cars. He started to design the car keeping in ming style and speed rather than safety and comfort. Meanwhile, Enzo Ferrari made robust cars which didn’t fail in any of the testings and was winning every deadly race. Also, it cost Enzo Ferrari many lives of professional drivers as many vanished like a poof in accidents. This is the story of two rivals, Ford and Ferrari and how with the right guidance, Henry Ford came back to business and attacked Ferrari by aiming common mass as his customer target.

Read it For:
The author A.J Baime goes very deep in research on how the car was built, the history of ford empire, how Ferrari reached the pinnacle of dominance in muscle cars.
Don't Read it For:
If you are not into car s and love for them, this is obviously isn’t preferable book.
What makes this book stand out?:
The deadliest race at Le Mans which is also called 20-hour death match for the drivers.

Sports car and competition driving

this book can be considered as a reference book on sports driving as the author Paul Frere – Le Man’s winner and Grand Prix winner talk about the reference to driving. In updated edition, the writer adds how to remain updated learn new technologies coming up in the field of automobiles

Read it For:
minuscule observation made by an experienced racer turned engineer in a unique blend of theory and practice.
Don't Read it For:
extra pressure and focus only on cars and cars related technologies
What makes this book stand out?:
Author’s experience and observation which can make a reader the powerful roadmaster.

Physics for gearhead: An introduction to vehicle dynamics, energy and power.

There is no better book than this in order to understand the inner physics of the car. Whether you have to increase your horsepower or to shave your tenth lap, this book not only writes but also guides you through hands-on practice.

Read it For:
detailed study and comprehensive explanation of inner physics of car
Don't Read it For:
This book will become a more of a textbook rather than a guide.
What makes this book stand out?:
The author’s way of teaching, the way in which he teaches will surely make a person fall in love with physics.
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The impossible collection of cars

From 1903 Blitzen Benz to 1993 Porsche 993 turbo S, this book has an exceptional collection of 100 dream cars of the twentieth This book also features the cars which are owned by celebrities like Pablo Picasso, Elvis precisely, and Greta Garbo.

Read it For:
For car lovers, this book is a fantasy from which they can never come back.
Don't Read it For:
This book is traditionally a collection only, no further explanation or history is written in it.
What makes this book stand out?:
The impossible collection of dream cars.

The Ferrari book

Gunther Raupp is an exceptional calendar photographer, and this book is a collection of his works from the early 1980s where the Ferrari age was booming with business. The pictures are not just some random pics, but the images are from a renowned automotive photographer who portrays the life of Ferrari luster.

Read it For:
If you love car collection, then this book is flooded with the photographs of the same, and it is a delightful treat for you.
Don't Read it For:
An illustrative approach is not given in this book
What makes this book stand out?:
It’s mesmerizing photographs clicked by the author.

Art of the muscle car

Once considered as an useless product which makes the use of gears and gearheads, today these useless products are called art. The muscle cars. This book provides 47 specimens of Detroit iron, precisely photographed by the author and his assistant. There are detailed images of car’s hood, wings, blades, and graphics reinforce that perfectly define a particular car.

Read it For:
detailed and magnificently describing beauty of muscle cars
Don't Read it For:
Again, the problem with a photo book is less illustration of cars manifested.
What makes this book stand out?:
The name itself suggests, the art of the muscle cars.

How do cars work?

This mini-textbook illustrates round off 250 inner parts of the car giving basic mechanical knowledge to the readers. Glossary, index, and test after each chapter make the picture clear. It makes a reader skillful enough to tackle the problems of his/her car himself/herself. How car works make the learning of how a car works easy and fun.

Read it For:
the ample amount of knowledge which a person can gather after reading it.
Don't Read it For:
This is totally avoidable if you are not interested in learning and only savoring your car.
What makes this book stand out?:
Good reference and a great overview of each system of the car.

Top gear the cool 500: The coolest cars ever made

Since the first patent of Karl Benz’s motoring vehicle, many cars came out. Fanatics at top gear magazine drove, savored and passed many cars among them some triumphed, and some lost on the roads. This book is the collection of the top 500 coolest cars ever made. The coolest among the many are termed as Sub-zero.

Read it For:
archived photographs of the magazine Top gear. Also, for the success stories behind every car mentioned.
Don't Read it For:
Even for a person who doesn’t like cars, this book with some of the coolest photographs will change his/her mind
What makes this book stand out?:
needless to say, the cars mentioned are the coolest cars ever made in the history of car manufacturing.

The supercar book for boys

The book is a must-have for fast and furious lover boys and gearhead dads. This book from the best-selling author Martin Roach races through the tracks of each supercar ever been made in the car manufacturing history.

Read it For:
David Coulthard’s introductory chapter
Don't Read it For:
A preventable book for the person who isn’t much interested in cars.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is a guide to the machine which can make our jaws drop for a moment.

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